July 26, 2011 Campfire Cuisine…..
Todd and I are on our annual vacay thru Beautiful British Columbia! An unfortunate turn of events (aka mudslide at Lake Louise) inspired us to take on a more “scenic route” thru the southern part of the province – and lo and behold – we discovered some awesome new places we have never seen before! Our first night of camping had us in the quiet and serene Yahk Provincial Park - so fun! We were thankful to get the last spot on a Saturday night!!
|Long road to Canal Flats: Settler’s Road|
I love camp cooking - and surprisingly, I cook more than hotdogs and marshmallows when we go to camp. One of my favorite things to cook is fresh produce in foil pockets – easy and delish!
Campfire veggie pockets
2 small zuchinnis, chopped 1″ thick rounds
1 red pepper, seeded and chopped into 1″ pieces
2 shallots, sliced OR 1/2 red onion, sliced
3-4 cloves garlic , minced
1/2 container button mushrooms, cut in half
2 tbsp butter
salt & pepper
2 sheets of sturdy tin foil
Overlap 2 sheets of tin foil; shiny side up. Wash and prep your veggies – drop dollops of butter throughout the veggies, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Seal up tight – try to lay out the package evenly – not creating a “purse” more like a “clutch”.
I didn’t actually cook on an open fire – but rather on our mini grill – got the grill nice and hot, then cooked my veggie clutch for about 15 mins before putting on my chicken breasts on (nothin fancy – just basted with some organic, gluten free BBQ sauce). By the time CBs were done, the veggies were perfect!!!
|Who says you can’t eat awesomely when camping??|
And served up with a delicious Growers!!